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Residential The MFB aims to reduce the incidence and impact of fire and other emergencies on the community. This is achieved through the delivery of educational strategies that assist the community to become more self-reliant.


Business All businesses need to be prepared in case of an emergency - regardless of size. An emergency management plan that identifies risks and determines how to effectively respond to these is paramount. With proper planning, risks can be reduced or even eliminated.


Educational Through a variety of community education campaigns and programs, MFB firefighters work closely with Melbourne’s diverse communities, across all age groups, to promote community safety and coordinate emergency prevention activities.

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Winter: the forgotten fire season

For many Victorians, the fire season means the hot and dry days of summer, but it is winter that brings more preventable house fires than any other season.

Crews free man trapped in machine at Thomastown

Approximately 20 MFB firefighters were called to assist a worker after his arm became trapped in a machine at a brick making factory on Trawalla Avenue in Thomastown just before 8am.

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